In February 2013, the U-M Medical School was awarded $2.4 million to help fund the U-M Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Program (U-M MTRAC). Of the 39 proposals submitted in its first year, the MTRAC Oversight Committee selected 11 for funding, including one by Dr. Anna Schwendeman, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy.
College of Pharmacy faculty members Dr. Vicki Ellingrod, John Gideon Searle Professor of Pharmacy and Associate Chair for Research Development and Mentorship in the Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences, and Dr. Kathleen Stringer, Professor of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, received a supplemental grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In August, the College hosted its first annual In Vivo Predictive Dissolution Conference, bringing together experts from around the globe with representatives from academia, industry, and government in the fields of clinical science, engineering and basic science. This wide-ranging group of thought leaders presented on the state of current research in biopredictive dissolution science and methodology.
Dr. Karen Farris, Charles R. Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy Administration, received funding in April 2014 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for an innovative text messaging research project.
In the June 26, 2014 issue of Nature, Dr. David Sherman, and collaborators have taken a major stride forward in understanding how the biochemical ‘machinery’ in microbes containing the step-by-step blueprints for natural product synthesis is operating.